• Issue: August 2010
  • Designer: David Ben-Hador
  • Stamp Size: 40 mm x 30 mm
  • Plate no: 808 (no phosphor bar)
  • Sheet of 15 stamps, Tabs: 5
  • Printers: Cartor Security Printing, France
  • Method of printing: Offset

In the late 1950's the first groups of Israel Defense Forces career military personnel began to retire. They shared a common military background and faced similar challenges and difficulties during their post-discharge period in transitioning from military service to a new civilian life. In October 1960 nine members decided to form the Tzevet organization to attend to issues of common concern to IDF veterans.

The organization steadily gained strength and the number of members grew. In 2010, the organization's 50th anniversary year, Tzevet members number some 33,500 members, among them approximately 31,200 veterans (men and women) and 2,300 widows of former members. Members, veteran officers and NCO's, some of whom still serve in reserve components, reside throughout Israel and are organized into 40 branches, from the Upper Galilee in the north to Eilat in the south. They are employed in many varied positions. Some hold high ranking public positions - government ministers, members of the Knesset, heads of local authorities, judges, hospital administrators, etc. Some hold executive positions such as director generals of government ministries and of public and private companies, bank managers, business people, leaders of industry, as well as academics, teachers and principals in the education system.

Tzevet's Vision

Tzevet is a unique organization that represents and furthers generations of IDF service veterans within Israeli society, while maintaining their connection to IDF values and heritage. The organization's objectives and activities are geared toward working and volunteering to support the State and the Community as well as to safeguard members' rights and employment, promote cultural enrichment and foster fraternity and general well being.

Tzevet's Objectives

Dr. Baruch Levy
Tzevet Chairman

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TZEVET Veterans Association — 50th Anniversary